I had a day off work last week to catch up on some life admin, getting a haircut and a new passport (which was an absolute minefield). I really value the importance of taking time out from the day-to-day drudge of life. Me time is something which doesn’t come easily living in the biggest city in the UK. We are constantly in each other pockets, it never seems quiet or relaxed so when I got home I did this…
I put on some coffee with grounds from my favourite coffee haunt, I fired up my laptop, put on some perfume, took off my accessories and tried out a new purchase from H&M beauty.
A couple of people asked me why I took a day off or what was it for as though it needed justification. It got me thinking – do people not take time for themselves? Is this one of the reasons despite living in a busy city so many people feel lonely? As a generation who have grown up with the internet and are well versed in social media have we forgotten to enjoy our own company. I remember as a teenager there was nothing more embarrassing that going shopping alone… or doing anything alone… our social media feeds are filled with people showing their impressive lives and lifestyles or at least an edited version. But we spend so long absorbed in these feeds we never actually spend time truly alone. I think one of the reasons we as young people feel so lonely is because we forgot how to enjoy our own company.
And I sat… in the peace and just relaxed in my own company. How often do you get time to be peaceful and truly alone?